Ra SHAWN-DA-PROFESSOR

Ra SHAWN-DA-PROFESSOR

Monday, November 19, 2007

FORMER AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANTS WIN BIG AT AMA'S

Former American Idol contestats Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughty showed the industry (and Simon Cowell) that there is life after the show where viewers pick and choose who they want to be as their favorite idol, and it seems that most of the artist who came close to winning was voted off, winds up doing better than the ones who did win. They both were big winners at last night's American Music Awards taking home a total of 5 awards between the both of them. Underwood won for Favorite Female and Favorite Country album, while Daughty's whose band's self-titled released became one of the fastest selling CD's by a Rock band picked up three trophies for Favorite Breakthrough Artists, Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Adult Comptemporary Artist.
Former Musketeer Justin Timberlake took home two awards for Best Pop/Rock Male Aritst and Best Soul/R&B Album, making Britney Spears' ex the first white artist to take home an award in the latter category since George Michael, who won 2 awards in the R&B category for his 1987 classic album "Faith" Hip Hop star T.I. won two awards for in the Hip-Hop Category for Best Male artist and Favorite album, while Bones, Thugs & Harmony received their second AMA, beating out Hip-Hop/Singing group Pretty Ricky, who gave Bizzy Bone a standing ovation.
Singer/Songwriter Beyonce made history be becoming the first female artist to receive the show's special International award for her international record sales, and while the former Destiny's Child co founder, received that honor, she lost out to Rhianna and Blackeyes Peas member Fergie in the catagories of Favorite Female R&B Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album Female, and I know that that many were shocked at the loss, but there many who were happy that other females got a chance to receive awards for their work.
The performances on the show was cute; Knowles performed her hit "Irreplaceable" with Country group which was cute, while Rhinna performed "Umbrella" and "I Can't Stand You" with label Ne-Yo who lost out to Akon for Favorite Soul/R&B Artist. Celine Dion performed her new hit "Taking Changes" and while she showed her vocal power, she didn't act as wild as she normaly does, Except for the end when she thanked the audience in that hyper voice (I guess because the show was on a schedule she had to behave), but the performances that were hot were Chris Brown's who performed his current # "Kiss Kiss' dressed in black jumpsuits that glowed in the dark, performed his famous pop locking moves on the stage and on a sliver crane above his DJ. Queen Latifah performed with a band and Gospel choir, while Hip Hop Soul Queen Mary J. Blige, performed her current single wearing a Janet Jackson type outfit, but it was Alicia Keys' who turned the AMA's out. Not only did her perform her current single, she also paid homage to her Jamaican heritage by having Reggae stars Beenie Man, Chaka Plimas and Demus performd their hits "Murder She Wrote" which earned her a standing ovation and praise from Rhianna who thanked Keys for during her acceptance speech.